Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 2, 1974 · Page 11
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 11

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 2, 1974
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A. J. Shepherd Araa Fishermen Singing Old Muddy Water Blues n» vhn* b«M run was still ·a when Monday's rmtoi came, MaVtriBi tta* water and cloud ing the fishing plctui* for this »«*k- Iven » no .more rain ·MM* fcy th* weekend, the Wait* Wmr and War Eagle still ·ill be high and dingy tt best. aw that only days at upriver · few · white favorably with bream fishing anywhere. SNAKES AND POISON IVY J. and J. Sportshop reports that since the rains this week the minnow supply is adequate tor th* first time in several weeks. Th* shop also reported that many catfisbermeo arc now buying goldfish. Those using trotlines are reminded that all lines should be taken in when not in use. Old lines become trash, contributing to the general deterioration of the environment; fish and wildlife may be caught by unattended lines and wasted; others using fishermen and the waterways k*ss fishing will be available to are* anglers; therefore, regardless of the water color this weekend, many 'will be lining the river bank* as far upstream as the mill dam on War Eafle, Lake S*quoyah's dam ··Witt* River, and Tilly Willy knw-w*tor bridge on West Fork. If th* watt* has sand crappie awn's httinc then catfish and , TCn WO rse drum wil Iprevid* U» action. * VM ' " With live bait -- small crayfish., minnows, goldfish -- the river anglers will continue to harvest nature's spring bounty. According to Mrs. Ames at the White River Bait Shop, those using tratllms have b e e n successful using earth worms, liver, or small sunfish for bait. Rising, muddy water is perfect in th* eyes of the trotliner. In contrast, the sort of river ·ngksn who get their greatest pleasure from fishing clear waters with ultra-light tackle and tiny lures are having relatively little success this year. Guide Frank Thorpe points out that *a far this ye*r most successful black bass fishing on Oi* nearby rivers has come only during the brief periods between rains when me rivers have almost cleared up. I KENTUCKY SPOTS ' A few float trip anglers have hund som* success, however. A proponent of the "don't kill your catch" philosophy, Mike Drinkwater nonetheless brought in two keepers from a three hour float he made last weekend -- * pair of fat Illinois River Kentucky spotted bass which together weighed five pounds. Although a "spot" of ·vtr six pounds was reported by a contestant, in the recent B.A.S.S. national tournament nn Beaver Lake, most experienced river anglers know that spotted bass ef over one pound are ·nnsnal. Most knowing bass · ngtors these days smile when they catch an undersized Kentucky and gently pnt him back In the water, maybe remarking the excellent fighting qualities ·f the fish or noting the patch af "teeth" on thet tongue of the fish. : Because largemouth bass lick these "taetb." many · fisherman interested in knowing th*-exact-sptcics of fish, he w«« catching has been seen .with a finger in a bass's mouth, trying to prove to his partner that they do inded have a "spot" in possession. After all, the worM record spotted bass A naliona , forest is less than half the weight of h i g n w a v 16 i ead ing ROM Set For Saturday M**ttw«e* Arfanwn TtMB, Ttnm., Mey 9, W4 *) 11 MVITTCVILL*. ASWAN*** Rube The Great A Derby Hopeful LOUISVILLE. Ky. (AP) Trainer Frank "Paocho" Martin, whose Sham finished second to Secretariat last year, will try to win Saturday's 100th Kentucky Derby with Rube The Great, a colt be didn't want. "We bought Accipiter. We didn't want this horse-," said Martin staring at Rube The Great, who has turned out to be a triple stakes winner this "It was a package deal." In order for Sigmorvt Som mer. who owned Sham, to buy Accipiter, also scheduled to start in the Derby, from the estate of James Cox Brady, he also had to buy Rube . The Great and a filly' named Tourniquette. Rube The Great and Aecipi- were entered the 1'A-mile Wednesday Derby at Churchill Downs, as were Judger. Cannonade and Hudson County. About II more t-year-olds were expected to b* entered today by the time the entry box closed at 10:30 a.m., EDT. Post time Saturday is 5:30 p.m., EDT, with television coverage by CBS set for 5 p.m.-6 p.m. ONLY M ALLOWED No more than H can start ii the Derby under a rule passed Wednesday by the Kentucky State Racing Commission. This meant the race cannot be split but put Downs officials in the position «f telling an owner or owners they cannot start if more than 14 were entered. That situation was not expected to occur. The early favorite for the race was the Woody St*ph- entrained entry of Seth Hancock's Judger, winner of the Florida Derby and Blue Grass, and John M. Olin's Cannonade, winner of the Stepping Stone last Saturday. Rube The Great, who once was trained by Stephens, won only one of eight starts as a 2- y«ar-old. This year he won two of seven races, including the Santa Catalina in California. But it was not until he got to Mew York that he emerged as a serious Derby contender. The bay sen of Bold Lad- Heady Room won a division ofi Some hew jockey Miguel X 10 Round Decision LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Art Leon, 133, Tucson, Ariz., pounded out a unanimous 10- round decision in his first main event Wednesday night over Pete Vital. 137. Los Angeles. Leon increased his record to 18-4 compared to Vital's 186. There were no knockdowns and neither fighter was hurt seriously, although. Vital was warned in the fifth round for punching low. th* Gotham at Aqueduct and then two weeks later won a division of the IK-mile Wood Memorial. BIG RACE "It was a big race, the Wood," said Martin. "He impressed me because at the quarter pole 1 didn't think he had a chance. He had to make his way home." SEWING CLASSES I S K O I I. I H I ) \ V FABRIC CITY Rivera lot Rube The Gre*t through i hole with in eighth of a mile left and he flashed past Friendly Bee In the last 100 yards to win--and Martin had a second straight strong Derby contender. "Maybe everything will corn* out different this year." said Martin. WAT*tt « i i . i ' · " " ' · f |« sWTi-s f Merit MM**, may b* injured or killed by abandoned hooks and lines. Besides, why wast* good hooks and lines? If properly stored, good hooks and lines may last for several years. Arkansas'* spring squirrel season begins May 15 and end June 15. The limit is eight per day. Hunters may not use dogs during the spring season. Those h u n t i n g from boats are reminded that certain lake: lave restrictions on the use ol firearms. Firing a gun from a motor boat may be especially dangerous. Firing a rifle of an; caliber from a boat is illeg* in many areas. Many spring hunters say they spend more time watchini for snakes and poison ivy thai looking for squirrels. Bu success in spring squirrel may mean tender young squirrel in the frying pan. With the high food prices these days, more- people are finding interest.ini ways to prepare squirrel am other game. For instance, tougl squirrels are boiled by many until the meat practically fall from the bone. The tneder mea is then used In various recipe - in place of chicken in chic ken and spaghetti or in place of pork in skeet and sour pork The meat of the squirrel i relatively free of fat and easily :akes on the- flavor nf an uce. DUCKS UNLIMITED Dr. Glennon Homer an others interested in th* futur of duck hunting in particula and in conservation in £?p are continuing to work towar the establishment of a North west Arkansas Ducks Unlimited. Chapter All contribu lions to DU are tax deduclibl and are used for preservatio of waterfowl through construe tion of water stabilization projects in the Canadian project Because the DU activities con tribute to the survival of many species, ecology buffs nationwide contribute to DU. sign on to Lake Open Doily 110 am. HI 9p.m. J» world record largemouth ind is several pounds lighter than th* world record small- mouth bass; many anglers feel feat a three or four pound 'spot" is therefore a trophy. As of Wednesday, Lake lequoyah was full and muddy. Although a limit of Mack bass was taken early Tuesday by a regular lake angler, bass action slowed temporarily as the nuddy water flooded the lake. more rains, there is a possibility of the lake being back to normal soon; meanwhile, it sems likely that Gordon Mhoon will be recommending that visitors to the lake try large spinner baits if they go after bass. Another good bet mar br some of the new "crank baits" with bills to make them dive and rattles to make them more attractive to the fish. One area lake usually immune to the disease of moddi- ness is Wedington, that delight- fid Jewel in the national forest But the recent rains have made ·vm this little lake a bit murky, according to the operators of Lake Wedington Lodge. Before the rains, Cliff was catching bass pretty regularly. Crappie too were reportedly trttng well. Very soon, the red- ear nuifisrt will be on their nests. Many who have sampled the May r*de*r action on Wed- fngton say it can be compared Wedington reminds tb* motorist that protecting the forest protects the quality of fishing The truth of this assertion is brought home by the complaints of many fishermen that need- ess waste of hard-to-get spring ishing time occurs when they ravel to an old favorite fishing lole only to discover that the water Is not clear enough to make fishing either profitable or pleasant. Whether the fault for a particular instance of pollution lies with an engineer who has carelessly planned the construction of a bridge or road and left loose topoil unprotected or whether it lies with a landowner whose desire fully to utilize his property has caused him to cut away the trees and brush too near the river, or whether the fault lies with an industry which improperly treats the wast* material from "its production, everyone shares in the overall blame and everyone receives the potential harm. By accepting our own part in the creation of the pollution and attempting to stop our own contribution to the problem of pollution, we earn the right to express our concern to our neighbors about their part in creating the problem. Northwest Arkansas can remain beautiful while it becomes a major population center. Whatmakes CCandYOlgood is what makes .better. I tar *e tar OFJC.I · b.HKOtfM Otuu Open Daily 10 a m. til9p.m.| Pre - Season Swimsuit Sale FROM FAMOUS MAKERS! 7 99 to 14 99 //Afe x First Quality and Slight Imperfects. Reg. $12 to $22. Choose Bikinis, 2-1 piece and one-piece styles in solids or I splashy prints. Misses and Junior] sizes. Be ready when sun 'n swim sei son comes at the terrific prices. I Buy a whole wardrobe ef swimwear. I Be as conservative or daring as you] like! Us* Our Convenient layaway (hnx Northwest Arkansas Plaza Fayettevlile, Arkansas

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